The staircase tower, originally designed to house an observation nook, was left open to maximize light flow.
The back view of the home reveals how Rousselle tucked the ground floor into the sloping site to help conceal the mass of the house and to accommodate a large outdoor patio.
A potting shed off the garage boasts a classic sliding barn door.
The home’s three-season, modified timber-frame screened-in porch is high enough off the ground to give it a tree-house feel.
In the entry hall, natural elements such as slate, stone, and wood help marry inside and out. An open breezeway connects the house and the garage.
The master bath includes a handcrafted Japanese-inspired teak soaking tub, heated slate floors, and custom cabinetry.
By using a natural, neutral color palette in the great room, the design team ensured the furniture and accessories would not detract from the dramatic exterior views or the focal-point stone fireplace.
Although the home is filled with wood, the design team varied finishes and species to prevent the interior from looking, as the owner says, “too much like a log cabin or overbearing.” Custom-crafted lighting fixtures and a specially designed range hood give the kitchen and dining space a feeling of elegance and artisanship.
Some of the homes architectural details include hemlock brackets, flared columns, and an eyebrow arch.
Architect Paul Robert Rousselle and his client agreed the Shingle style would be the perfect blend of classic and contemporary for this Vermont home.
Rousselle varied the heights of the rooflines to reduce the home’s sense of volume, and added a host of elegant architectural details.
High ceilings, elegantly simple locally sourced lighting fixtures, and floor-to-ceiling windows fill the dining room with light all year round.
The house nestles into the dramatic slope of the lot.
The screened porch is at once rustic and comforting, and the views inside rival the distant vistas. All of the twig furniture is from La Lune, in a natural bark finish. A country-inspired mix of upholstery fabrics softens the space, which is illuminated by a chandelier from Deep Landing Workshop, sconces from Hubbardton Forge, and the warm glow of a fireplace.
The master suite features a pencil-post bed and a nineteenth-century American walnut trunk, which sit on a circa-1930 Sparta rug. The oft-used window seat wears Rose Tarlow fabric.
Guests slumber in an antique bed from North Carolina.
The blue-and-white guest bedroom features a shiplap paneled ceiling and built-in bookcases; a circa-1905 slag-glass acorn pendant light adds a special vintage touch.
With its palette of warm hues and cushy furniture, the study is a sink-in-and-stay space.
The clean-lined and practical kitchen was smartly designed by Pennoyer and his associate Jasmine Pinto. They used Jet Mist honed granite for the countertops and found the backsplash tile locally, at Cider Press Tile in Keene.
The dining room was furnished around the eleven-foot-long nineteenth- century convent table found in a shop in Pennsylvania. The Oushak rug is an antique, and the vintage dining chairs came from the homeowner’s grandmother’s home in Mississippi.
Neutral, with pleasing blue notes, the living room is purposefully calm, cozy, and curated.
Interior designer Cameron -Schwabenton aimed for an updated farmhouse feel that honors the natural environment. Well-chosen antiques are plentiful, including a circa-1880 bird’s-eye view of Keene, New Hampshire, over the fireplace, a pair of Moroccan tables with antique mirror tops, and architectural wood carvings from Kerala, India.
A lemony-green grasscloth wallcovering in the master bedroom mimics birch bark in a playful echo of the tree-lined ski runs of the mountain outside.
The central hall leads to home offices, a screened porch and the kitchen-dining-living room.
Refined simplicity in the master bath.
A cozy spot for casual dining in the family room.
Applewood brings drama to the kitchen, where it sheathes the island base and the stove hood.
The outdoor living room is a favorite relaxation destination.
The front entry leads into a number of open, interconnected spaces.
Columns create the suggestion of a room for the dining area that separates the kitchen and living room.
Cheerful, bright colors furnish the downstairs family room.
The real drama of the space, however, is outside the windows, which are scaled to the make the most of the view.
The house's exterior of wood and local stone suits the dramatic, natural setting.
The homeowners awaken-in their Gleysteen-designed platform bed-to a natural panorama.
In the master bath, a model of sleek efficiency, a relaxing soak comes with a 270-degree view.
A roaring fire and a cozy throw or two turn a covered terrace into a perfect spot for après-ski relaxation.
The ultra-modern kitchen has concrete counters and stainless-steel-faced drawers.
A pile of granite at a local quarry provided just the right stones for the massive, soaring, four-sided fireplace.
Windows rise to the Douglas fir-paneled cathedral ceilings to ensure stellar views.
Classic elements, such as the stone facade and gabled roofs, were architect Marcus Gleysteen’s starting point for the contemporary mountain getaway.
A gently bowed bridge leads the way to the front door.